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Temperatures in Europe rise more than twice global average
According to the United Nations, European temperatures have shown the fastest rise of any continent over the past three decades. A report by the UN’s World Meteorological Organization and the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service found that temperatures have risen by an average of 0.5C each decade since 1991. The report also cautioned that regardless of future levels of global warming, temperatures would likely continue to rise across Europe at a rate exceeding global mean temperature changes.
United States to work to remove Iran from UN Commission on the Status of Women
According to Vice President Kamala Harris, the United States will work to evict Iran from the 45-member intergovernmental body, the UN Commission on the Status of Women. “Iran has demonstrated through its denial of women’s rights and brutal crackdown on its own people that it is unfit to serve on this Commission; Iran’s very presence discredits the integrity of its membership and the work to advance its mandate,” Harris said.
Report on 2017 Manchester Arena bombing to be published today
A report examining the emergency response to the Manchester Arena bombing and whether any inadequacies contributed to individual deaths will be published today. The attack which killed twenty-two people and injured hundreds took place at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017. The report will also focus on the experience on the night of each of those who died.
A post-mortem of man’s body found in Monaghan has been conducted
A post-mortem has been completed on the body of a man found on Tuesday morning near a hotel that provides accommodation for people seeking asylum on the Kingscourt Road at Lossets, Co Monaghan. While State Pathologist Dr. Heidi Okkers will not be releasing results for operational purposes, it is understood that the male is a 25-year-old foreign national who suffered a head injury, the circumstances of which are unexplained at this time.
Bye bye Bounty
Mars Wrigley has made the controversial decision to take them out of some tubs in a trial after finding 39% of consumers want the coconut-flavoured treats banished for good. Customers at selected Tesco Christmas Market sites will be able to exchange tubs bought in store that day for a new “No Bounty” alternative until 18 December. It was also found that 22% liked Bounty the least of all the tub’s options, while some 28% were of the opinion coconut had no place in a chocolate bar at all.